Staying Together

"Stanley"

Standardbred (Pacer)
Bay Gelding
Foaled April 16, 1989 at Kentuckiana Farm in Kentucky
By Panorama out of Happily Involved by Armbro Alert
Owner: Robert Hamather
Trainer: Jack Parsons


Titles/Awards
U.S. Harness Horse of the Year (1993)
Canadian Harness Horse of the Year(1993)
U.S. Pacer of the Year(1993)
Canadian Pacer of the Year (1993)
U.S. Champion Aged Pacer (1993)
Canadian Champion Aged Pacer(1993)
Paced the world's fastest race time on a one-mile track (1:48.2) (1993)
Paced the world’s fastest race time on a 1/2 mile track (1:49.1) (1993)

Notable Wins
Canadian Pacing Derby
U.S. National Pacing Championships
American-National (twice)
Breeder's Crown Pace
Driscoll Series
Graduate Series
Des Smith Classic
Stewart Frazier Memorial
Frank Ryan Memorial

Life at the Hall of Champions
Resident of the Hall of Champions since September 1995

Staying Together is very sweet and is known as a teddy bear. He loves to be scratched, and will make funny faces if you hit the right spot. He will also give hugs, if his handler hugs him around the neck he will bring his head down on their back to return the gesture. Stanley is very trusting, he only has one eye and he is blind so he relies solely on his handler to guide him. Because of this he isn’t shown in the Hall of Champions show but he is out in his paddock where guests can visit with him.

Harness Racing: Pacing
Harness racing is a form of racing only open to Standardbreds (in North America). This form of racing involves horses pulling carts with drivers controlling them. Standardbreds perform either at the trot or at the pace when they race. Pacing is a gait in which the horse moves his legs laterally (right front and right rear, left front and left rear). Pacing is slightly faster than trotting and horses who pace are less likely to break gait. Pacing is more popular than trotting in the United States.